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Ranger Boats Introduces The Banshee Extreme

FLIPPIN (October 10, 2005) Designed to take shallow water angling to the next level, the all-new Banshee Extreme is capable of handling ankle deep waters with controlled ease. From saltwater to fresh, the Banshee Extreme's low profile design keeps anglers in the pursuit of game fish while gliding gracefully across extraordinarily thin waters.

Incredibly responsive and simple to maneuver, the Banshee Extreme is equipped to handle windy conditions while still delivering a quiet smooth ride. Opening up angling opportunities in waters previously inaccessible, the Banshee Extreme helps keep anglers in control by matching comfort and convenience with versatility and receptive handling.

The Banshee Extreme features an 81 ½" beam and stretches to 16' 8" in length. Delivering an incredibly stable platform, the deck is well suited for multiple anglers and offers convenient storage and space. Rated for a maximum of 50 horsepower, the boat delivers a smooth ride with the added benefit of fuel economy. Sea Star Pro hydraulic steering ensures smooth handling and shallow water performance. On board electronics include an array of instrumentation and corrosion resistant wiring. Hole shots on the Banshee Extreme are extremely quick and shallow. Corrosion resistant wiring with resettable breakers keeps maintenance time at a minimum and enables anglers to spend more time on the water.

"The Banshee Extreme lives up to its name by providing anglers greater flexibility in areas too shallow for other watercraft," said Randy Hopper, President of Ranger Boats. "Whether you're poling the saltwater backcountry or running to your favorite spot, the Banshee Extreme is big on performance and all-around versatility."

Inside the Banshee Extreme, Ranger's patented pultruded fiberglass transom, fiberglass gussets and fiberglass stringer system help smooth out the stresses of rougher water. This optimum strength design is engineered to deliver a responsive, one-piece-feel to the ride, handling and fishability features. Gel-coated storage boxes under the front and rear decks allow for convenient storage while rod storage organizers keep gear organized and protected.

The layout of the skid-resistant deck and interior offers anglers added convenience and the poling platform is engineered for optimum weight distribution. The seating is custom fitted with premium marine upholstery for added comfort and a stylish look. The Banshee Extreme is manufactured with a heavy-duty rubrail that allows close contact protection while fishing, docking or during fuel service.

NMMA certified, the Banshee Extreme is ideal for the angler looking to take on low waters. Providing added safety and comfort, the boat sets even higher standards for extreme shallow water performance. More information on Ranger Boats and the benefits of the Ranger Owners group can be found by visiting or calling 1-800-373-2628.

Banshee Extreme
Overall Hull Length 16' 8"
Beam 81 1/2"
Max. Horsepower 50
Transom Height 20 1/2"
Approx. Draft 5 1/2"
Fuel Capacity (1) 17 gal. *See you local Ranger Dealer for fuel tank options
Inside Depth 11 1/2"
Total Persons, Motor, Gear 1,050 lbs.
Approximate Deck/Hull Weight 540 lbs.
Rod Storage Lengths (4) - 14'

About Ranger Boats
Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest quality, strongest performing boats on the water.

About Genmar
Genmar, with approximately 5,000 employees and nine manufacturing centers, is the builder of 13 premier brands of recreational boats and the industry's technological leader in the United States and Europe with the development of VEC® Technology and the Roplene® process. Genmar boat brands include Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis™, Nuvari™, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph® and Wellcraft®

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